In addition to the usual full range of orchestral instruments, individual lessons are available in organ (for advanced pianists), harp, baroque recorder, classical and electric guitar, drum kit, solo singing and Alexander technique. We have an extensive team of specialist visiting staff to assist with delivery of the variety of lessons.
Between 55% and 60% of the school community takes individual music lessons: this interest and enthusiasm has played an important part in maintaining high numbers in our choirs and instrumental ensembles.
Lessons in Alexander Technique also come under the auspices of the music department and have become increasingly popular with girls during the last few years. Alexander technique is taught both as an individual lesson and in groups.
Aural classes are offered to girls taking music examinations at Grades 5-8. Theory coaching is offered to those wishing to take Grade 5 theory, and also to those girls wishing to take higher level theory grades. Girls may take the Associated Board Practical Musicianship Examination as an alternative to theory.